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Thread: Open Carry in Georgia

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    I am confused. Open carry is legal in Georgia with a license, but does it have to be a Georgia license or can it be a state license that has reciprosity? I am licensed in Texas and Alabama. I apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere in this forum, but I couldn't find it.

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    Check handgunlaw.us to see if GA honors your permits, if it does not have reciprocity with your state. Your state police or attorney general's website should also tell you.

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    Yes, you may open carry since I know we honor Alabama's licenses. :celebrate

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    Yes, as long as you are not a resident of Georgia. O.C.G.A. ยงยง 16-11-126(f) and 128(c) provide:
    On and after October 1, 1996, a person licensed to carry a handgun in any state whose laws recognize and give effect within such state to a license issued pursuant to this part shall be authorized to carry a handgun in this state, but only while the licensee is not a resident of this state; provided, however, that such license holder shall carry the handgun in compliance with the laws of this state.

    James M. "Jim" Mullins, Jr., Esq.
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    Founder, Past President, Treasurer, and General Counsel, West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
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    MSgt G wrote:
    Yes, you may open carry since I know we honor Alabama's licenses. :celebrate
    We have a reciprocity agreement with Texas too. He's good with either license since he lives in Alabama.

    It's true that a Georgia resident must have a GFL.

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